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Kennedy Ryan is a web producer at KTLA.

Kennedy has 30 years of experience covering local news in the Los Angeles area.


Recent Articles
  • Armed men posing as deliverymen sought in two home invasion robberies. (Credit: Garden Grove Police)

    Men Posing as Deliverymen Sought in Home Invasion Robberies

    Police in Garden Grove were asking for the public’s help in identifying three to four men who posed as deliverymen during two home invasion robberies. The first incident was reported on Monday around 3:45 p.m. at a home in the 13500 block of Merello Street. Three teenagers were home when they heard a knock at the front door, according to a news release from the Garden Grove Police Department. When they looked outside, the children saw two men at the […]

  • The Huggins will celebrate their 74th wedding anniversary in October. (Credit: Fox 8)

    Couple Married Nearly 74 Years Has Life-Saving Heart Surgery on Same Day

    For nearly 75 years, Raymond and Maizie Huggins have done everything together. And that wasn’t about to change just because they needed heart surgery. The Huggins, both in their 90s, suffered from coronary artery disease. The stents that doctors put in last year had begun to fail and time was running out for the couple, family members told Fox 8. Then, a new heart valve replacement surgery became available and doctors at the Cleveland Clinic placed the couple at the […]

  • The bodies of two men were found in a car attempting to enter the U.S. at the San Ysidro checkpoint on Aug. 12, 2014. (Credit: KSWB)

    Two Men Found Dead in Car Trunk at San Ysidro Border Crossing

    Two men died during an alleged human smuggling attempt from Mexico into the U.S. on Tuesday, authorities said. The bodies were discovered in the trunk of a car stopped at the San Ysidro port of entry, according to a news release from theĀ Department of Homeland Security. A 41-year-old man, described as a U.S. citizen, arrived at the checkpoint around 2:30 p.m. driving an orange 2012 Dodge Challenger, the release stated. Border agents ordered the car to undergo an additional imaging […]

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    Camera Found at Goodwill Holds Precious Memories of Unknown Family

    A chance discovery at a Goodwill store in Indiana revealed a lifetime of irreplaceable moments in the life of a family still stored on an RCA video camera donated years ago. A soldier looking for a camera to record his own family’s memories found the tapes, which he said were filled with family vacations, birthdays, a newborn meeting his big brother for the first time and a family carving pumpkins at Halloween, according to The WAVE. Sgt. First Class Joe […]

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    Pope Francis Arrives in South Korea on First Visit to Asia

    Pope Francis arrived in Seoul Thursday, marking the first papal visit to the country in 25 years. The historic visit is also a nod to Catholicism’s shifting demographics as an increasing number of believers come from Latin America, Africa and Asia instead of its historic stronghold in Europe. “The Pope’s visit to South Korea is the first part of a very intelligent opening to Asia,” said Lionel Jensen, associate professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of […]

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    Daughter, Boyfriend Held After Chicago Woman’s Body Found in Suitcase at Bali Resort

    The cabbie probably thought nothing of it when the young couple left their large hard-sided suitcase in the trunk of his car and went back into the five-star hotel. They said they needed to find the other person they were with and to pay their bill. But after a lengthy wait, the young man and woman still hadn’t returned. Puzzled, the driver called hotel security. The suitcase in the trunk looked very odd. It was wrapped in a bedsheet. Then […]

  • Nicolas Etienne Holzer of Santa Barbara was accused of stabbing his parents and his two sons to death. (Credit: Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office)

    Man Allegedly Stabs Parents, 2 Young Sons to Death to ‘Fulfill His Destiny’

    A 45-year-old man was arrested Monday night after allegedly stabbing his parents and two young sons to death inside a home in the Santa Barbara area, authorities said Tuesday. Deputies made the grim discovery just after 11 p.m. when they responded to a call from a home in the 600 block of Walnut Park Lane (map), just east of Goleta, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. Nicolas Etienne Holzer allegedly called 911 and in a […]

  • A Lancaster man was arrested after cellphone video showed a dog being abused. (Credit: Lindsey Cooks)

    Lancaster Man Charged After Allegedly Being Filmed Abusing Dog (Warning: Graphic Video)

    A Lancaster man was charged Tuesday with felony animal cruelty after allegedly being caught on video abusing his 6-month-old dog in front of his home. Robert Emmett MartinĀ  was arrested Saturday after cellphone video taken by a bystander was turned over to the sheriff’s department, according to a new release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. The video showed a shirtless man yanking the dog up in the air by the leash, prompting a yelp from the pet. […]

  • A photograph of Shawna Palmer who was arrested for workers' compensation fraud after YouTube video surfaced showing her participating in a beauty pageant.

    Beauty Contestant Busted for Alleged Workers’ Comp Fraud After YouTube Postings

    A 22-year-old Riverside woman was arrested for workers’ compensation fraud after YouTube videos surfaced showing her participating in beauty pageants at the same time she claimed to be unable to work due to a foot injury. Shawna Lynn Palmer claimed she fractured her toe in March while working as a clerk for Stater Brothers in Riverside, according to a news release from the California Department of Insurance. Palmer insisted she was unable to put weight on her foot or wear […]